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Jul 4, 1996 Freedom Flames Out on the 'Net — NOW Magazine More: nowtoronto.com, groups.google.com
Ron Newman, a corporate Web page designer in Cambridge, Massachussetts, turns on his computer one day last month and signs on to the Net to check in on his favourite newsgroup, alt.religion.scientology, a.r.s. for short. But as his computer modem erupts into the now all-too-familiar squeal that marks the arrival online, Newman begins to sense that something's not quite right. Ordinarily, it takes only a few seconds to retrieve the day's new postings on this electronic bulletin board. Today there are ...
Nov 1, 1974 Intellectual Freedom // Anti-Scientology books targets of lawsuits — The Library Journal More: link
The Library Journal
Having won out of court settlements and apologies from publishers of four recent books exposing the "inside story" on the "religion" of Scientology and its founder, Ron Hubbard, defenders of Scientology have vowed to take to court any Canadian library or bookstore that refuses to get rid of these "libelous" books. The Scientologists have conducted similar suits in England, Australia, and the U.S. The books in question are
The Mind Benders
by Cyril Vosper (reportedly once a high official at ...
Jun 27, 1974 Libraries Face Libel Threat — Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Free Press
The Church of Scientology of Canada has advised some libraries that they may be cited as party defendants in a libel suit unless they remove certain books from their shelves, Steven Horn, council member of the Canadian Library Association said Wednesday. But, in an advisory memorandum signed by the association's incoming president, Belly Henderson, association members were told, "... the threat is potential rather than actual." The memo said, "In view of the objectives of the ... association, it may be ...
Mar 7, 1974 Counterattack: The response to criticism [last of a series] — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
James E. Adams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
"We are not a law enforcement agency. BUT we will become interested in the crimes of people who seek to stop us ... If you leave us alone, we will leave you alone." - L. Ron Hubbard Founder of the Church of Scientology The Church of Scientology does not turn the other cheek. Said Emily Watson, the church's national public affairs representative: "We tried doing that for years, but the attacks kept growing ...." Two attacks to which she referred were ...
May 22, 1972 Scientology fights back — The Nation More: link
The Nation Mr. Steinman is a free-lance writer living in New York. Like all true believers, the members of the young Church of Scientology (or Dianetics as it is sometimes known) believe they have found the answers. A visit to their New York headquarters in the Hotel Martinique shows that Scientology has at least put smiles on a few faces and seems to have solved many of the existential problems of the members who work and study there. According to the recent U. ... Mar 4, 1971 Growth of irrational cults — Daily World (New York)
Dec 17, 1970 Scientology: The Now Religion! — Village Voice
Donald M. Kaplan
The true measures of the false prophet are an unrelenting certainty and a staggering income. The immediate impression of L. Ron Hubbard, the prophet of Scientology, which emerges from George Malko's "Scientology: The Now Religion," is of a windbag hustler. There is not a single question Hubbard cannot answer easily and definitively. This and the fact that Hubbard personally has been making something around $140,000 a week from Scientology (that is, as Malko tells is, week in and week out) I ...
Oct 1, 1970 Scientology church files $6 million suit (exact date unknown) More: link
A $6 million libel and damage suit was filed in Federal court here yesterday by The Church of Scientology of California against Dell Publishing Company, Inc. The suit claims a recent Dell book, "Scientology, the Now Religion," was libelous and defamatory in calling Scientology a "con game" and "evil cloud" which "settles on a person." The suit by the church and its chief executive officer the Rev. Robert H. Thomas, asks $2 million general damages and $4 million punitive damages.
Jul 16, 1970 Books of The Times: Scientology debunked — New York Times More:
select.nytimes.com Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 1: The Now religion — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 2: "Ron" — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 3: Enter Dianetics — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 4: Scientology — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 5: The real truth — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 6: Techniques, drills, and processes — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 7: "Ethics" — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 8: Conclusion — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Epilogue — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Introduction — Delacorte Press
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